Saturday Night Live (SNL): The Complete 2nd Season

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The Complete 2nd Season of Saturday Night Live (SNL)

For over three decades, Saturday Night Live has been the source of young comedic talent and helped to launch the careers of countless performers, making them household names. Still considered iconic for their live performances from Studio 8H in New York, the original cast of SNL (including Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and John Belushi) set the tone for years to follow with their irreverent, edgy humor. They combined anti-establishment political satire with rock-and-roll attitude for a show that spoke to the youth of the 1970's, turning it into an instant sensation. Although only the second year on the air, the 1976-1977 season turned out to be the last for Chevy Chase, but the first for a young comedian named Bill Murray. The Complete Second Season of SNL contains legendary musical performances by artists Joe Cocker, The Band, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, Carlos Santana and Tom Waits and classic appearances by hosts Lily Tomlin, Norman Lear, Steve Martin, Dick Cavett, Jodie Foster, Candice Bergen, Ralph Nader, Fran Tarkenton, Sissy Spacek, Elliott Gould and Shelly Duvall.


Studio Universal
SKU 205613946
UPC 025195008624
UPC 14 00025195008624
Format DVD
Release Date 4/25/2010
Classic Television
Comedy Skits
Comedy Teams
Sketch Comedy
Variety Show
Editors Note
Note These actors might not have been ready for TV's family hour (as their moniker "The Not Ready for Prime Time Players" would suggest), but with names such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Jane Curtin, they were certainly ready for the big time. The second season of Lorne Michaels's variety show marks the departure of the beloved Chevy Chase, but that wound was mended with the arrival of a new talent: Bill Murray, who became an audience favorite. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's 1976-1977 season features more of the deft combination of smarts and silliness that made the first year such a success. The show's sophomore year also boasts the comedy of hosts such as Lily Tomlin, Jodie Foster, Elliott Gould, and Steve Martin, as well as musical guests including the Band, Paul Simon, Frank Zappa, Santana, and Tom Waits.
Bill Murray
Laraine Newman
Garrett Morris
Dan Aykroyd
Cast & Crew
Alexander Buono - Cinematographer
Alexander Serpico, et. al. - Editor
Asa Taccone, et. al. - Original Music By
Bill Murray - Actor
Chevy Chase - Actor
Dan Aykroyd - Actor
Dave Wilson, et. al. - Director
Garrett Morris - Actor
Gilda Radner - Actor
Jane Curtin - Actor
Jodie Foster - Featuring
John Belushi - Actor
Laraine Newman - Actor
Lily Tomlin - Featuring
Lorne Michaels - Executive Producer
Neal Marshad - Cinematographer
Perry Sachs, et. al. - Writer
Robert Smigel - Producer
Shelly Duvall - Featuring
Steve Martin - Featuring
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1977
Catalog ID 61101030
UPC 00025195008624
Number of Discs 8
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Winner (2007) Emmy, Andy Samberg, et. al., Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Winner (2000) Emmy, Bobby H. Grayson, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series
Winner (1993) Emmy, Dana Carvey, Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Winner (1990) Emmy, Steve Jambeck, et. al., Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Winner (1985) Emmy, Alex Weil, Charles Levi, Outstanding Graphic and Title Design
Winner (1983) Emmy, Steven Cimino, et. al., Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series
Winner (1978) Emmy, Gilda Radner, Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music
Winner (1976) Emmy, Lorne Michaels, et. al., Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series,Emmy, Chevy Chase, Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music,Emmy, Dave Wilson, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series,Emmy, Al Franken, et. al., Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
D. Scott Apel, ...far more than just a TV show. It's a cultural institution; an electronic age vaudeville; a star factory.
Ryan Keefer, DVD Verdict ...a splendid mix of humor, consistency and imagination...mandatory viewing.

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